MTV VMA Nominees Announced

MTV announced this year’s nominees for the annual MTV VMA’s which is scheduled to take place next month in Inglewood California on Sunday, August 27 at The Forum. Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominees including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. MTV has also added a new awards category this year called Fight the System, which awards videos that encourage viewers to stand up against injustice.

Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd — “Reminder”

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

Best New Artist
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez — “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey — “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop
Shawn Mendes — “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
Harry Styles — “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane — “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley —
Miley Cyrus — “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper — “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne — “I’m The One”

Best Dance
Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez — “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris — “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ — “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Gone”

Best Rock
Coldplay — “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy — “Young And Menace” (Island)
Twenty One Pilots — “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day — “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters — “Run” (RCA Records)

Best Fight Against the System
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson — “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape — “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)
Big Sean — “Light” (Race)
Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley — “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)
John Legend — “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)

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